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Entries by James Scarborough from 09/2012

"Under the Desert," The Lounge Theatre, Hollywood

| Posted 09.04.2012 | Arts

Directed by Kiff Scholl, the world premiere of Raymond King Shurtz's Under the Desert at Hollywood's Lounge Theatre is an armrest-gripping story that investigates, indeed, confuses, the line between sacred and profane love.

Reclining Nude on La Cienaga, Elephant Stages - Lillian Theatre, Hollywood

| Posted 09.12.2012 | Arts

There are many reasons to see the production. Most of them result from the expansive personality of Jann Karam herself, not the story she's crafts and tries to enact.

Trojan Barbie

| Posted 09.20.2012 | Arts

With its spectacular performances as well as from the many "War is..." issues it raises, Trojan Barbie leaves you breathless. But it also leaves you with another, unfortunate message as well: War is confusing.

"Absurd Person Singular," South Coast Rep, Costa Mesa/"The Last Call Lounge," The Found Theatre, Long Beach

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts

A perfect embodiment of Murphy's Law, Alan Ayckbourn's nimbly paced, exquisitely staged, and well acted Absurd Personal Singular mines the comic potential to be found in three couples who together celebrate/commiserate three consecutive Christmases.